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Auto-Disable Syringes, which are otherwise referred to as “Safety Syringes” or “AD Syringes”, contain internal safety mechanisms, that ensure that after a single use the syringe will not be able to be used a second time. There are several different ways this can be achieved. All of the various Auto-Disable Syringe designs help to prevent the resale and the reuse of medical devices, while promoting overall sanitation and hygiene. The World Health Organization (WHO) is actively campaigning for more countries across the world to start using Auto-Disable Syringes because they additionally dramatically reduce the spread of disease and infection. Combined, these factors make Auto-Disable Syringes the safest injection devices available.
They are easy to use and thus need little instruction, training or explanation before use
They are ready to use upon opening and are pre-sterilized which eliminates the need for any other sterilizing equipment
They limit risk of infection through accidents and thus protect both medical professionals and patients from transmitting blood-borne pathogens such as HIV or Hepatitis B
They pose the lowest risk of reuse
They are non-toxic (environmentally friendly)
Auto-Disable Syringe: This kind of syringe can only be used once due to an internal mechanism that blocks the barrel in the syringe when used the first time, which prevents further use from occurring.
Breaking Plunger Syringe: A syringe that can only be used once, in this case it is because when the plunger is depressed an internal mechanism cracks the syringe which renders the syringe useless after its first injection.
Luer Lock Syringe: This connects the needle to the syringe using a system that is leak free. It allows for the needle to be securely attached to the syringe, and ensures that the syringe can be disposed of in an eco-friendly way, without needing to remove the needle.
Luer Slip Syringe: Like the Luer Lock, the Luer Slip prevents leaks from occurring. Instead of screwing the needle onto the syringe, simply slips the needle onto the syringe. This makes it preferable for administering thinner solutions.
Needlestick Prevention Syringes: In this type of syringe, a cap slides over the needle once it has performed an injection, which ensures that the needle cannot accidentally “stick” anyone else. These kinds of syringes also come with a reuse prevention feature.
Retractable Syringes MANUAL: These types of syringes allow for the needle to be manually withdrawn back into the barrel of the syringe. Manual Retractable Syringes are usually the favored type of retractable syringe because they are easier to handle.
Retractable Syringes SPRING LOADED: This type of syringes is similar to the Manual Retractable Syringe; however the needle is withdrawn back into the barrel via a spring. This can cause splattering to occur, where blood and/or fluids can spray off the Cannula. Spring Loaded Retractable Syringes are generally the less favored type of retractable syringe because the spring offers resistance.